From Seed To Salad: A Step-By-Step Manual For Backyard Gardening

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iUniverse, May 18, 2006 - Gardening - 72 pages
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How to turn your backyard garden into a Green Machine.

There is something supremely satisfying about pulling out of the backyard garden a big head of crisp lettuce, a half-dozen ripe, red tomatoes, a basketful of Sugar Snap peas, or any one of the dozen or more fresh vegetables growing there. Well, you too can turn your backyard into a cornucopia of plenty from spring through summer and fall, and you don't need a green thumb. All you need is a little know-how.

This book can bring you there. In exacting detail, it will take you step-by-step into the world of gardening, teaching you how to:

  • Build your own plant incubator and cold frame.
  • Start your own seedlings in the middle of winter.
  • Harness the sun.
  • Turn poor soil into gardener's gold.
  • Collect and use rainwater.
  • Stretch out your garden space.
  • Grow super sized vegetables.
  • And utilize dozens of tricks to turn your little plot of land into a Green Machine.

    With this book, new gardeners can learn how to do it, and experienced gardeners can learn how to do it better.

    If you like fresh veggies, you'll love this book.

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    Contents

    1 From The Beginning
    1
    2 Sun And Soil
    2
    3 Building Up The Soil
    4
    4 Container Gardening
    7
    5 Composting
    8
    6 Raised Beds
    9
    7 Constructing An Incubator And Cold Frame
    10
    8 To Grow Or Not To Grow
    12
    16 Staking And Tying
    30
    17 Watering Your Plants
    31
    18 Fertilizing
    33
    19 Weeding And Mulching
    34
    20 Pruning
    35
    21 Looking For Trouble
    36
    22 Animal Control
    40
    23 Planting A Second Crop
    42

    9 InterPlanting And SuccessionPlanting
    15
    10 Rotating Your Crops
    16
    11 Starting Your Seedlings
    17
    12 Planting Schedule
    22
    13 Into The Cold Frame
    24
    14 Into The Ground
    26
    15 Picking And Planting
    29
    24 Keeping A Diary
    43
    25 Summation
    44
    26 Wrapping It Up
    47
    27 BUILDING THE INCUBATOR
    49
    BUILDING THE COLD FRAME
    53
    BOOK INDEX
    57
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